Did you just switch over to an Android phone from the iPhone? Maybe you just got a smartphone for the first time after years of trudging around with your Nokia brick? Regardless of the reason, the abundance of free Android games to alleviate your boredom in the waiting room, in a meeting, or even at home can be overwhelming. To remedy that, here is a list of the 10 Best Android Games you can find for free.
Angry Birds is the perfect first game to try out if you‘re new to smartphones. The franchise has become so popular that a feature film is in development. The success of the games is largely due to their simplicity. There‘s a storyline but it‘s negligible, all you need to know is that you slingshot birds at different configurations of pigs surrounded by destructible objects. The mechanics are surprisingly fluid and varied, and the game is incredibly addictive. The original was an instant smash hit and spawned a franchise of spinoffs including Rio, Space, Star Wars, and Seasons among others. All are free with minimal ad breaks. Try out the most popular mobile game to this day.
Are you a fan of Indiana Jones or the Uncharted games? If so, Temple Run should be right up your alley. You take control of an explorer who just stole an idol from a temple and is being chased by living demonic monkeys. It is essentially the iconic boulder chase scene from Raiders of The Lost Ark in game form. Your character is on a continuous sprint and you swipe your finger left and right to avoid obstacles and pitfalls. The original was so popular it spawned a smash sequel.
What originally started as a simple facebook app has evolved into one of the most popular mobile games around. The beauty of it is you can still connect it to facebook and compete against all your friends. The latest in the popular Bejeweled series, the goal of the game is simple: Match gems and multipliers in 60 seconds to achieve the highest score possible. That may not sound terribly thrilling, but once you try it out you‘ll find that hours have passed and you don‘t know where the time went.
Words With Friends
Did you win every spelling bee in grade school? Were you the master of Scrabble in your family? If the answer is “heck yes“ to any of those questions then you need to play Words With Friends immediately. It follows the basic Scrabble format of getting random letter tiles that you then have to use to form words on a game board for points. You can connect the game to facebook to find more friends to play with or you can even challenge random strangers. There‘s also a chat function where you can trash talk the living crap out of your friends.
If you‘re into the Romans and need some time to kill, check out Total Conquest. Total Conquest is a strategy game where you assume the role of the Roman governor and control your powerful army protecting the city from your enemies with walls, towers, and traps among other things.
If you‘re a Game of Thrones fan and are having withdrawals, get your dragon fix with the day‘s hottest mobile game Totem Runner. You are in a constant battle against evil in this endless runner. You transform into dragons, beasts, and other creatures and the key is to know when to transform. This free game becomes increasingly addictive the further you progress so be prepared to lose touch with family and friends for a while.
The Mass Effect trilogy has ended but if you‘re still mourning then check out Galaxy Defense. This sci-fi action epic lets you build your own army to raid the galaxy and take out the opposing droid forces. The hit game features incredible graphics and a variety of weapons to use on your foes.
GRAVITY: Don‘t Let Go
Can‘t get enough of the most popular movie in the world right now? Download this companion piece GRAVITY: Don‘t Let Go. The plot is similar to the film, you‘re on a repair mission gone wrong and you and your partner must survive the vast emptiness of space and return to the safety of the airlock. The scale may be smaller than the film, but the fun and terror is still the same.
Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
If you‘re a Final Fantasy obsessive, complete your collection with this mobile game. This game distills the Final Fantasy epic to its basic best with a focus on battles. Fight your enemies and advanced to different stages. Get this game to hold you over until the next main Final Fantasy installment.